The Super Defense Force vs The Titanno Beasts

The Super Defense Force vs The Titanno Beasts | Facebook Event

October 29, 2016
11am-5pm
239 17th St. (Brooklyn, NY)

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Join us for a free Halloween workshop for families with artist Mark Stilwell!

The Super Defense Force vs The Titanno Beasts is an ongoing series of collaborative multimedia performances involving costumes of robots and monsters made from cardboard and recycled materials. The costume creators of the performance will be leading the second costume making workshop at the KOKO workshop space where children along with their parents are invited to build robots, monsters, or any kind of creation using cardboard and recycled materials. All materials will be provided but participants are welcome to bring any materials that they would like to incorporate.

The workshop will take place at: 239 17th St, Brooklyn, NY 11215

Mark Stilwell creates installations of painted cardboard relief and sculptural figures of aggressive children and monsters arranged in mass on the walls and floors in various configurations. His work has been presented at Open Source Gallery, Front Room Gallery, Pratt Institute and the Brooklyn Museum among many others.



Being Neighborly

October 20, 2016
4-8pm

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Join us on the third Thursday of every month for Being Neighborly, a project led by artist and curator Francis Palazzolo.

During this project Palazzolo engages local artists who confront marginalization and stigmatization on a daily basis around the concept of “Being Neighborly.” This project brings diverse people together to learn from each other through the process of organizing art. Two Brooklyn based non-profits, the Baltic Street Resource and Wellness Center and the Open Source Gallery support the effort by donating studio space, art supplies and a place to exhibit art. The goal is for participants to gain agency, voice and information in their neighborhoods. Hence, local artists reach-out and organize their neighbors; together they connect through art at these locations on Thursdays & Saturdays.

Collaborators in this project include artists and curators affected by the collapse of the Healing Arts Initiative (HAI) Studio & Gallery earlier this year. A testament to the power of community and art, the group is reorganizing, moving forward and bringing their talents and perspective to South Slope to generate conversation about art-making. Materials such as paper, pencils, sharpeners and erasers are provided.



Pop-Up Dinner: Exclusive Art Limits Growth

October 19, 2016
6:30
Make your reservation here!

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The Open Source Pop-Up Dinner is a curated event that aims to bring the community together for excellent food, great wine, and discussion about the topic of the evening. The topic of this Pop-Up Dinner will be: Exclusive art limits growth.

The theme of each dinner is taken from the 11 Commandments of the cHURCH OF MONIKA, a set of concepts that Open Source staff, board members and supporters view as important in community and art. Rather than having our commandments set in stone, these can (and have) changed over the years–and are always open to suggestions from our community.

This dinner will be hosted by Lisa Evreinoff Linker and Pim Zeegers, founder of Pim Philip Experiences, which provides custom travel and event experiences in NYC. Special guests Owen Armour and Hubert Dobler will be in attendance.

Owen Armour works at the tense edge of sound and sculpture. He welds these mediums into an indistinguishable third mode. Armour is interested in subtle acoustics changes in space, both real and imaginary. He also experiments with pressure as he uses his body to mold materials like concrete, ceramics and metal. Armour is a Swedish-Australian artist who lives and works in Copenhagen, Denmark. Recently he has exhibited internationally at Vermilion Sands, Copenhagen; Halifax Independent Filmmakers Festival, Canada; New Jörg, Vienna; Officin, Copenhagen; ReMap 4, Athens; The Lot, Antechamber, Copenhagen; peinture et sculpture, Copenhagen; and Sejerø Festival, Denmark. His recent residencies include Artspace Sydney, CPH AIR, Copenhagen; and Banff Centre, Canada. His work will be included in the upcoming “Permanent Construction” exhibit at Open Source Gallery.

Abstraction at the intersection of technology and art, Hubert Dobler’s work uses chaos and masculine tools, such as motorcycles, chainsaws and concrete drums, recording the marks these machines generate when allowed to exist outside their traditional use. Roaring, bucking and crashing, his machines highlight the power and energy trapped inside everyday technology. By taking apart and rearranging objects out of context, Dobler examines the emotional and visceral ties that the viewer may experience when machines operate with unrestrained abandon. Dobler has exhibited at BRIC, Sculpture Center, ArtPrize, Front Room Gallery and Open Source Gallery among many others.

What’s for Dinner?
Salmon and avocado terrine
Marinated burrata with prosciutto and fresh figs
Fall salad with quinoa, roasted butternut squash and mushrooms
Mediterranean chicken on a bead of humus
Red berries clafoutis with frozen yoghurt parfait hearts

How much does it cost?
$100 includes a five-course prix fixe meal with wine pairings. All proceeds support free and low-cost programs at Open Source. Reserve your seat here!

Where is it?
The event will be held at Coco-Mat in SoHo, Manhattan. Coco-Mat is a global, award-winning producer and retailer of all-natural bedding and environmentally friendly furniture for adults and children.



Open Source at Art Slope

Ethan Crenson: Trojan Purse | Trojan Purse on Brownstoner | The Intersection of Art and Collaboration | Build-A-Fort

September 17-25, 2016

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Ethan Crenson: Trojan Purse
September 17, 18, 24, 25
11am-6pm
Prospect Park (Check our Twitter for location updates!)

During the 1st ARTslope Festival Ethan Crenson will present Trojan Purse, a moveable sculpture. The political theater will happen September 17,18, 24 and 25 in Prospect Park.

Trojan Purse is a twelve foot tall wooden purse on wheels which can be rolled to various locations around the park over the course of the event. The purse will stand alone as an impressively-scaled sculpture and it will be moved around as conspicuous political theater performance. Trojan Purse has existed in three previous iterations. The first, in 2004, was built for an exhibition at Voorkamer Gallery in Lier, Belgium. The second, in 2005, was paraded through the streets of the East Village as a part of the Howl Festival for an exhibition organized by Art in Odd Places. The third, in 2007, was constructed for the exhibition Manipulations at Texas Tech University.

 

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The Intersection of Art and Collaboration
September 24
3pm-4pm
Dweck Auditorium (10 Grand Army Plaza)

“The Intersection of Art and Collaboration” is a panel discussion during Art Slope that will be moderated by Donny Levit (Park Slope Stoop) and panelists will include George Del Barrio, Sean Qualls, A. E. Souzis, Dale Williams and Monika Wuhrer.

Since 2008, Open Source has been dedicated to exploring the social change that can be enacted through communities formed around art. We realize that art is not only important within communities, but community is also critical to art-making. In 2016, our goal has been to further our mission by exhibiting artist collectives and artist-run spaces from around the world to engage the neighborhood in conversation about how art can not only generate communities, but how it can also be a catalyst for social and political change. “The Intersection of Art and Collaboration” is a panel discussion with local artists that will explore how artists’ processes change and grow during collaboration, the role of art-making in community and the role of community in art-making.

 

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September 24
11am-6pm
Old Stone House

KOKO Open Source will present a FREE building workshop at the Old Stone House as part of the first ever Art Slope Festival!

In the spirit of our new Build-A-House Workshop, KOKO Open Source will be hosting a drop-in building workshop where kids will help us build a fort over the course of a day! During Build-A-House, children draw up their own plans, cut their own lumber and install their own environmentally sustainable plumbing and heating systems by getting creative-these systems might collect rainwater, pull energy from the sun with homemade solar panels or harness the power of wind. The structure built by the kids this fall will house our bicycle generators and building equipment over the winter. The project will will be open to the public at various times as an installation that reflects the sustainable and creative possibilities within our neighborhood!



Parallel – Vienna Contemporary Art Exhibition

DaDaDa Academy (Athens-VIE) and Open Source Gallery (NY) collaborate this year to exhibit at Parallel Vienna.

Parallel Vienna 2016 is an art show, exhibition, gallery and studio. As a meta-organisation whose do-it-yourself (DIY) principle translates into the infrastructure of the artistic institution, the exhibition platform manages itself: a trading centre for new ideas and a dedicated testing ground for self-professionalisation. This year, Parallel Vienna presents an insight into and divergent works of new and established contemporary art for the forth time with more than 400 national and international artists, 20 galleries, 40 project spaces and 42 artist spaces, as well as 15 independent curators.

Parallel Vienna is taking place for the fourth time in Vienna and remains true to its principle of using abandoned property in the city centre as a presentation platform for new and established art.

LOCATION 2016
ALTE POST
Dominikanerbastei 11
1010 Vienna

ARTIST LIST:
Trond Arne Vangen (NO)
Iris Brosch (FR-AT-D)
Maria Chevska (UK-PL)
Katja Everett (USA/AT)
David Goldenberg (UK)
Andrea Heyer (AT)
Cora Jeannée (AT)
Markus Kreiss-TV CHANNEL “Souvenirs from Earth” (D-FR)
Benedikt Ledebur (Poetry)
Tiho Paitasev (drums live/ RU-D)
Panos Papadopoulos (GR)
E. Penker (USA/AT)
Tamuna Sirbiladze ( Artist Book)
Barbara Sturm (VIE)
Selana Vronti (Film-GR)
Waldorff & stettler -live peter kraus (e bass ) & stefan pfeffer (e git)
Monika Wührer (USA/AT)
Ronald Zechner ( sculptural light-AT)

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Wuzzler: Monika Wuhrer, mixed media, 2007



Being Neighborly

Live Art Show | Francis Palazzolo’s website | Sole Exchange

August 18, 2017
2-6pm

Larry Willoughby, "Come See My Sculpture at the Brooklyn Museum," 2016

Larry Willoughby, “Come See My Sculpture at the Brooklyn Museum,” 2016

Join us on the third Thursday of every month for Being Neighborly, a project led by artist and curator Francis Palazzolo.

During this project Palazzolo engages local artists who confront marginalization and stigmatization on a daily basis around the concept of “Being Neighborly.” This project brings diverse people together to learn from each other through the process of organizing art. Two Brooklyn based non-profits, the Baltic Street Resource and Wellness Center and the Open Source Gallery support the effort by donating studio space, art supplies and a place to exhibit art. The goal is for participants to gain agency, voice and information in their neighborhoods. Hence, local artists reach-out and organize their neighbors; together they connect through art at these locations on Thursdays & Saturdays.

Collaborators in this project include artists and curators affected by the collapse of the Healing Arts Initiative (HAI) Studio & Gallery earlier this year. A testament to the power of community and art, the group is reorganizing, moving forward and bringing their talents and perspective to South Slope to generate conversation about art-making. Materials such as paper, pencils, sharpeners and erasers are provided.



Drink & DrawBots

Buy Tickets | Facebook Event

August 17, 2016
7:30pm
Buy tickets in advance!

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Join us for a night of drinking and creating machines using machines that draw and paint. Successfully make a DrawBot art-generating machine and your hands will be free for more–you guessed it–drinking!

$20 suggested donation will get you unlimited drinks. All levels of experience with electronics, drawing, and drinking are welcome (21+ for alcohol). Supplies will be provided by us.

This event will be led by Eric Wood. Eric is a front end engineer, a tinkerer and displaced Austinite. Sometimes he makes music even, but really he just wants to build cool things.

This event is inspired by our BitBots after school program. Open Source has taught BitBots workshops in multiple schools, the MoMA, The Cooper Hewitt Design Center, the Children’s Museum of Manhattan, and at a TEDxYouth Day event at the Brooklyn Museum. It is a STEAM initiative that invites students to innovate, prototype, iterate, design and incorporate new technology with other materials to make something that does something. We use littleBits, simple electronic modules, each with specific functions, which can be snapped together with magnets to create large and elaborate circuits for prototyping and play. At Drink & DrawBots, we create generative art (created with the use of an automonous system) by created DrawBots that can often function as sculptures in their own right.

All donations support free and low-cost programming at Open Source



Drink & DrawBots

Drink & DrawBots | Buy Tickets | Facebook Event

July 21, 2016
7:30pm
Buy tickets in advance here!

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Join us for a night of drinking and creating machines using machines that draw and paint. Successfully make a DrawBot art-generating machine and your hands will be free for more–you guessed it–drinking!

$20 suggested donation will get you unlimited drinks. All levels of experience with electronics, drawing, and drinking are welcome (21+ for alcohol). Supplies will be provided by us.

This event will be led by Eric Wood. Eric is a front end engineer, a tinkerer and displaced Austinite. Sometimes he makes music even, but really he just wants to build cool things.

This event is inspired by our BitBots after school program. Open Source has taught BitBots workshops in multiple schools, the MoMA, The Cooper Hewitt Design Center, the Children’s Museum of Manhattan, and at a TEDxYouth Day event at the Brooklyn Museum. It is a STEAM initiative that invites students to innovate, prototype, iterate, design and incorporate new technology with other materials to make something that does something. We use littleBits, simple electronic modules, each with specific functions, which can be snapped together with magnets to create large and elaborate circuits for prototyping and play. At Drink & DrawBots, we create generative art (created with the use of an automonous system) by created DrawBots that can often function as sculptures in their own right.

All donations support free and low-cost programming at Open Source



Live Art Show

Live Art Show | Francis Palazzolo’s website | Sole Exchange | Facebook Event

July 21, 2016
2-6pm

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Live Art Show is a live art-making project led by Francis Palazzolo at Open Source. Artists and visitors to the space may participate, collaborate or witness others in the act of artwork. Blurring the lines between socially-engaged and object-based art, Palazzolo invites the public to interact with artists, the work on view and the language of art. Collaborators in this project include artists and curators affected by the collapse of the Healing Arts Initiative / HAI Studio & Gallery earlier this year. A testament to the power of community and art, the group is reorganizing, moving forward and focusing on the the theme of “being neighborly,” bringing their talents and perspective to South Slope to generate conversation about art-making. Materials such as paper, pencils, sharpeners and erasers are provided.

Live Art Show takes place on the third Thursday of each month from 2-6pm at Open Source.



Pop-Up Dinner: No Man Is An Island

July 15, 2016
7:00pm
Make your reservation here!

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The Open Source Pop-Up Dinner is a curated event that aims to bring the community together for excellent food, great wine, and discussion about the topic of the evening. The topic of this Pop-Up Dinner will be: No Man Is An Island. At this very special dinner, one of our special guests, artist Katarína Poliačiková, will not only be attending, but also hosting!

The theme of each dinner is taken from the 11 Commandments of the cHURCH OF MONIKA, a set of concepts that Open Source staff, board members and supporters view as important in community and art. Rather than having our commandments set in stone, these can (and have) changed over the years–and are always open to suggestions from our community.

Katarína Poliačiková is a Slovakia-based multimedia artist whose work explores time and memory. She will invite guests to explore their thoughts on the concept of “No man is an island” while she cooks and serves dinner, as well as presents her film Voice Without Language. This film is about the idea of communication, empathy, strangers and the possibility to become close to one another without words–the possibility of understanding between humans beyond language. “Voice Without Language” was recently presented at HIT Gallery (Bratislava, Slovakia).

The water had reached the bottom of the cliff. Without anticipation, a big wave came in and with a big splash licked the sand not far from our feet. In the brief instant of connection that comes with a shared surprise moment, we looked at each other and laughed. He said something I couldn’t understand and wasn’t able to answer. There was something liberating in the moment of language impotence. The ocean had it.

Independent art critic and curator Alessandro Facente will also be in attendance. Facente his works in New York, Morocco and Italy. His research focuses on the crossover and interplay of art criticism and curatorship by following the artist’s practice from the concept to the final creation of the piece of art as an “embedded curator.” He is currently Curator at Artist Alliance Inc. in New York and at Atla(s)now project on the Moroccan Atlas Mountains.

What’s for Dinner?
Beetroot carpaccio with goat cheese, pomegranate and pink pepper
Pea soup with lemon crème fraiche
Lisbon salad with avocado, Portuguese sardines, cilantro, wild rice and black-eyed peas
Morroccan chicken tagine with preserved lemons, olives and couscous
Panna cotta with pomegranate, honey and roasted figs

How much does it cost?
$100 includes a five-course prix fixe meal with wine pairings. All proceeds support free and low-cost programs at Open Source. Buy tickets here!

Where is it?
The event will be held in Park Slope, Brooklyn. On the day before the dinner, you will receive the exact location via e-mail.



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Liinu Grönlund: It could have been
The Middle Passage
Soup Kitchen 2016
2016 Exhibitions
Another Space: Permanent Construction
i Collective: Once Upon Unfolding Times
Dimensions Variable: Multidisciplinary
South Slope Derby 2016
Boa Mistura: Spread Love, It’s The Brooklyn Way
SiTE:LAB: Nothing Is Destroyed
guerilla-art.mx: Transgression
Rawiya: In Her Absence I Created Her Image
HAI: Sole Exchange
Videokaffe: Para-sites & Proto-types
Prosjektrom Normanns: Transcendental Tactility
/rive: Anamorphosis
Soup Kitchen 2015
Mira Gaberova: Statue of Everything
Savas Boyraz: Back Drop
Cristian Bors & Marius Ritiu: Venus von Hamburg
Soap Box Derby 2015
Sara Morawetz: How the Stars Stand
Whitney Lynn: Rummage
Yun-Woo Choi: Endless, Seamless
Jasmine Murrell: Some Impossibility Without A Name
Tirtzah Bassel: I Want To Hold You Close
B. David Walsh: Extracted Bedroom Project
Lena Lapschina: Yes/No
Soup Kitchen 2014
Sofia Szamosi: Eat Me
Corina Reynolds: Northwestern Expansion
Emanuele Cacciatore: A Conversation with Consequence
Box Car Workshops and Derby 2014
Mark Stilwell: The Super Defense Force vs The Tittanno Beast (The Power of the Constructonauts)
Hubert Dobler: Roundabout
Arne Schreiber: Your Stripes
Katerina Marcelja: Fragment Series
Fuse-Works: Some Assembly Required
Anja Matthes: Out-Sight-In In-Sight-Out
Soup Kitchen 2013